Italian POW Artists in Texas



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Hereford residents recall their interactions with World War II Italian POW artists who beautified a local church with frescoes and gave the town’s young women a variety of keepsakes. This video was produced for our heritage travel app, Texas Time Travel Tours. The mobile app features statewide thematic tours focusing on a variety of time periods and cultures in Texas history. View the mobile tours or download the app at

Italian POW Chapel in Texas



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Italian World War II POWs housed in Umbarger, Texas built a chapel to mark the graves of several POWs who died during imprisonment. 50 years after the war’s end, former Italian POWs returned to Texas to visit the chapel and the people of Umbarger they befriended. This video was produced for our heritage travel app, Texas Time Travel Tours. The mobile app features statewide thematic tours focusing on a variety of time periods and cultures in Texas history. View the mobile tours or download the app at